States: Georgia: Wilkinson
I AM INTERESTED IN ANY AND ALL INFORMATION ON THE FAMILY OF WILLIAM WALKER WALDEN. WHO WERE HIS PARENTS, WHO DID HE MARRY, WHO WERE HIS CHILDREN, WHERE IS HE BURIED ?? PLEASE CONTACT ME. THANKS.
This for Information only to Walden researchers. This Georgia Legislative Document was found at Georgia's Virtual Vault in the Digital Library of Georgia, Acts and Resolutions of The Georgia General Assembly, 1952 Vol. 1-page 294, Sequential Number: 192, Law No. 68, House Resolution No. 204-810q)
Whereas, William Walker Walden was the first postmaster ever appointed to serve the Town of Commissioner, Georgia, and served in that capacity for eleven years, from 1883 to 1894. In 1894, when the Town of Commissioner was changed to "McIntyre," the said William Walker Walden was appointed to serve as postmaster for the Town of McIntyre, in which position he served for seventeen years, being succeeded by his son, Henry A. Walden, and thereafter the office of postmaster remained in the same family for fifty-nine years; and Whereas, the wife of the said W. W. Walden was sister to General W. J. Bush, who is still living at Fitzgerald, Georgia at the advanced age of 107 years, the said W.J. Bush being the last living Confederate soldier of all the thousands who went from Georgia to serve in the Army of Northern Virginia in the dreadful days of the Sixties; and Whereas, the State Highway Dept has built a new bridge at McIntyre,( Wilkinson County ) near the spot where the Walden home stood and where they operated the post office, it is truly fitting and proper that this bridge be a memorial to keep alive the memory of these two great citizens; etc. named "Walden Bridge" in honor of Sallie Bush Walden and William Walker Walden-Approved Feb 6 1952.
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